Born 1987 in Aachen/Germany.
Sophie-Charlotte Opitz graduated from Goethe-University Frankfurt in art history, art education, and philosophy in 2013. In 2018, she finished her dissertation on the esthetic of war and conflict photography, supervised by Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni and Prof. Dr. Astrid Erll. As a member of several research groups, her main interests include picture theory, transcultural memory studies and esthetics, mainly focusing on sociopolitical topics, such as visibility rights and collective trauma, among others.
From 2015 to 2018, she worked as a research associate at the institute of art education. She researched and taught in the field of visual culture. Since 2014, she has also been a lecturer of fine art at Hessische Schülerakademien (Hessian students academies). She publishes in the field of media theory and art education at Transcript publishers and Journal of Aesthetics and Culture and is a full member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (German Photographic Association). From 2016 to 2018, she was a fellow of the funding program SciMento – Hessenweit.
Together with Dr. Florian Härle, she initiated the event series briefings from 2015 onwards which encourages the networking of different actors in the fields of science and action of art. In numerous projects she has worked as a coordinator, author, and scholar closely together with artists and scholars. Her recent project The Irma Albums / The Alf Documents that has been initiated in cooperation with the photographer Gideon Mendel deals with the material history of photo albums and dynamics of memory of Jewish family narratives of the Second World War.